838. Dragon’s Special Friend: a children’s meditation and story

Dragon goes to the mountains again to meet Ahanu Pika and makes a special connection with Ahanu’s sister Acadia.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:27

Dragon’s Special Friend Excerpt:

It was a usual weekday on Ahway Island. In the town, the kids were in school, and townspeople were doing all the things people do on a regular day. At the beach, the waves rolled in towards the shore in gentle swish-swishes, turning the soft white sand a darker gray as it became laden with water. The sparkling train made its usual circuit around the Island with its electrical power making only the most gentle whirring sound as it glided along the silver track.

On this particular day in the Ahway Island forest, Dragon walked with purpose towards the trail that went up the side of the mountain. While it would have been faster for Dragon to fly, sometimes Dragon preferred walking, and today was one of those days.  Dragon liked walking because there were so many interesting things to observe near the ground. On today’s journey, Dragon saw a multitude of tiny plants just starting to grow. There were also lots of different varieties of silky moss carpeting the shady sides of rocks and fallen logs, and a contingent of tiny ants parading back to their anthill, carrying their food finds to share with their friends.

Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness.

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We hope our story brightened your day. See you again!